Today and tomorrow were "Stitch with Kelly" days. Two wonderfully relaxed days of stitching together, just us girls with a very talented designer friend.
Kelly arrived with ideas and parts of the canvas stitched. We've experimented and revised a few things. :-) Okay, we couldn't resist a few tweaks. Could we?
The focal point of the topiary is the planter which is woven in a striped pattern. First you attach wires bent and formed to create a semi-angular shape.
Real tools were needed for this. So, now we need pliers, wire cutters and square nose pliers in our stitchy tool kits. But I digress.
It's a little wonky when you first begin. The wire is wiggling this way and the threads are wiggling that way. I needed a third hand. That third hand is the orange perle cotton you see in the photo above. I needed to put a little tension on the wire to keep it in place. I think this is going to help. We'll see when I get back to it tomorrow.